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Houthi militias kidnap 18 fishermen in Hodeidah

The Iran-backed Houthi militias kidnapped 18 fisherman in the western Hodeidah region, news outlets reported Sunday.

The militias accused the fishermen of collaborating with the Yemeni army and Saudi-led Arab coalition.

Yesterday, the Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen announced that it will continue to provide permits that facilitate UN and relief organizations’ support and missions inside Yemen despite Houthis' attempts to obstruct the humanitarian work.

The Coalition further announced that 157 orders had been issued to secure the permits of humanitarian organizations inside Yemen within 72 hours.

The statement explained that 125 permits were issued to UN organizations, including 24 for the Red Cross, five permits for Medecins Sand Frontieres (MSF), and three permits to King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).

The Coalition confirmed that Iran-backed Houthi militias are violating international laws by deliberately hindering the work of relief organizations.

Meanwhile, Yemeni National Army cut off Houthis’ supply lines into the city of Damt, Dhale province in the south, by tightening the siege on the militias from several directions towards the city.

In the past two days, around 40 militants, including top field commanders, were killed in the vicinity of the center of Baqim district, north-west of Saada province, north Yemen.
Last Modified: Sunday، 18 November 2018 11:44 AM